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Subject: Re: Proposal for updating/maintenance of iPod Accesories Wiki page.

Re: Proposal for updating/maintenance of iPod Accesories Wiki page.

From: Dave Woyciesjes <woyciesjes_at_sbcglobal.net>
Date: Mon, 02 Mar 2009 11:42:43 -0500

David Hall wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 2, 2009 at 9:09 AM, Dave Woyciesjes
> <woyciesjes_at_sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>> David Hall wrote:
>>> PS - we really need to track if Accessory Power is needed or not. All
>>> the tests to date should have been done with power on (Rockbox had not
>>> yet turned it off) unless explicitly mentioned. If in doubt cross
>>> reference report date with the SVN revision which disabled power by
>>> default.
>> But do we really need that in the Wiki page? The way I understand it,
>> that page is only about what features of the item work or don't work with
>> Rockbox.
>> Without knowing all the internals of Rockbox, would the Accessory
>> Power be an issue?
>>
> The purpose of the wiki page is at least two fold in my mind.
> 1 - To inform users what is know to work, what is know to work with
> limited features, and what is known not to work.
> To serve this purpose one needs to know under what conditions an item
> was tested. Power being one of those conditions.
>
> 2 - To track in a single location all the known elements of an accessory.
> To serve this purpose every detail of the testing needs documented.
> Tests performed since accessory power was turned off which do not
> document the state of the accessory power supply are meaningless.
> Meaningless in that negative test results w/o documenting the state of
> the accessory power supply might be negative simply because power was
> needed, yet was off.
>
> Accessory power wastes ~1 hour of runtime. If an accessory can be
> used w/o the power supply on - this is a great advantage.

        Okay, I understand now. Agreed. :)

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